This week, the Avalon City Council held its first study session on responding to the recently legalization of adult use of recreational marijuana in California. The council will hold at least one more study session on the issue. To meet the January 2018 state deadline for local regulations, the council will have to address the issue by November 2017.

Avalon City Manager David Jinkens’ latest newsletter reports that some people like to speed on Pebbly Beach Road. This week, city staff put up traffic signs to inform visitors that the speed limit is 20 mph.

 

I am approaching my 13th year writing and reporting for this particular newspaper company. It’s been mostly fun. I’ve interviewed a man who drives a Mars rover, among other things. But I’ve also had to cover tragedies—murders, child abuse cases, etc.

 

I’d rather write birth notices than obits. But if my job requires, I’ll write death notices—or news accounts of traffic fatalities. I’d rather not write about a visitor being hurt or killed on Pebbly Beach Road.  There are better, easier ways to get your name in the media—if you want to be in the media at all.

According to Southern California Edison, as of July 18, the water level in the Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 729 acre feet.

As of Friday, July 7, according to Southern California Edison, “the current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 657.5 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 729 acre-feet.” The July 3 measurement was 725 acre feet.

According to Southern California Edison, As of Monday, July  3, 2017, the water level at Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 725 acre feet.

 

About a year ago, on June 30, 2016, the water level at Middle Ranch Reservoir measured just 167 acre feet.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, June 22, the water level at Middle Ranch Reservoir measured 724 acre feet. This was a 6 acre foot increase from the previous measurement.

As of Thursday, June 8, according to Southern California Edison, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 657.0 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 710 acre feet.” The previous measurement was 704 acre feet.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Thursday, June 1, the “water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 656.7 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 704 acre-feet.” That represents an increase of 12 acre feet since the May 25 measurement.

As of Thursday, May 11, according to Southern California Edison, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 655.9 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 673 acre-feet.” This is an increase of 16 acre feet from the previous measurement.

According to Southern California Edison, as of Friday, May 5, “The current water elevation in the Middle Ranch Reservoir is 655.5 feet above sea level.  This equates to a storage capacity of 657 acre-feet.” That is an 11 acre foot increase since the previous measurement last week.